Michelle Lewis

As Interviewed by Adeline L., March 20, 2017
"The issues and the problems that people with disabilities really run into is more of... almost like an obliviousness."
Michelle Lewis

Introductory Profile: About Michelle Lewis

I interviewed my mom, Michelle Lewis. She is forty-two years old and is partially paralyzed from the waste below. She has had problems with her legs since she could walk and uses a wheelchair now. When she was two, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy although the symptoms didn't quite fit.

It wasn't until thirty years later when she visited a doctor who did "one simple test" and told her she had a problem with her spine. MRIs later revealed she had been born with a tumor inside her spinal chord. Up until that point, every doctor she had had just assumed she had cerebral palsy and didn't investigate further.